Dell Inspiron 8100
Dell™ Inspiron™ 8100
Ports and Connector Pin-Outs
Hints, Notices, and Cautions
HINT:
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your computer.
NOTICE:
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data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION:
personal injury, or death.
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    For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Tell Me How help file (click the Start button on the Microsoft® Windows® desktop, point to Programs—> User's Guides, and click Tell Me How). file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/index.htm (1 of 2) [2/28/2004 7:37:04 AM]...

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    Trademarks used in this text: Dell, Dell TravelLite, Inspiron, AccessDirect, and TrueMobile are trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation; Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks; GeForce2 Go is a trademark of NVIDIA Corporation; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

  • Page 3: A Tour Of Your Computer, Front View

    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 Back to Contents Page A Tour of Your Computer Dell™ Inspiron™ 8100 Front View Left Side View Right Side View Back View Front View file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/tour.htm (1 of 18) [2/28/2004 7:37:11 AM]...

  • Page 4: Display Latch, Device Status Lights

    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 Display Latch This latch keeps the display locked in place when the display is closed. Display The computer has a color LCD. Device Status Lights file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/tour.htm (2 of 18) [2/28/2004 7:37:11 AM]...

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    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 The lights below the display indicate the following: The light labeled turns on when the computer is turned on and blinks when the computer is in standby mode. The light labeled turns on when the computer reads data from or writes data to the hard drive.

  • Page 6: Keyboard Status Lights

    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 Solid orange, which indicates that the battery charge is critically low NOTICE: To avoid data loss, never turn off the computer while the green light labeled is flashing. Air Intake HINT: The computer turns on the fans only when the computer gets hot.

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    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 The green lights located above the keyboard indicate the following: The light labeled turns on when you press to enable the numeric keypad. The light labeled turns on when you press to enable the uppercase letter function.

  • Page 8: Touch Pad, Battery Bay, Media Bay, Power Button

    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 The track stick detects the pressure and movement of your finger for moving the cursor on the display and, along with the track stick buttons, provides full mouse functionality. Touch Pad The touch pad detects the position of your finger over a touch-sensitive area and provides the computer with full mouse functionality.

  • Page 9: Volume Control Buttons

    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 Microphone The internal microphone allows you to record voice audio. Volume Control Buttons Increase or decrease the speaker volume with the volume control buttons. You can also change the speaker volume using key combinations: To increase the volume press, the <Fn>...

  • Page 10: Left Side View

    To launch the Dell Solution Center, the computer must be turned on and functioning properly. 1 Press this button to launch the Dell Solution Center, where you can find support and educational tools that Dell has installed on your computer.

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    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 Security Cable Slot The slots (one on each side of the computer) let you attach a commercially available antitheft device to the computer. Complete instructions for installing antitheft devices are usually included with the device.

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    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 Your computer has integrated speakers. Press the volume control buttons to adjust the speaker volume. S-Video TV-Out Connector Use this connector to connect your computer to a television. If you have a TV/digital audio adapter cable, you can also connect composite video cables and S/PDIF devices to this connector.

  • Page 13: Audio Connectors

    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 Audio Connectors file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/tour.htm (11 of 18) [2/28/2004 7:37:11 AM]...

  • Page 14: Ieee 1394 Connector

    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 Attach record/playback devices such as a cassette player or CD player to the connector. Attach headphones or speakers to the connector. Attach a microphone to the connector. IEEE 1394 Connector Use this connector to attach IEEE 1394-compatible devices such as a digital camera to your computer.

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    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 HINT: The infrared sensor does not function when the computer is connected to a port replicator. Hard Drive The hard drive reads and writes data on a hard disk. Modem Connector If you ordered the optional internal modem, use this connector to plug in the telephone connector.

  • Page 16: Pc Card Slot

    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 If you ordered the optional integrated network adapter, use this connector to connect the computer to a network. Security Cable Slot The slots (one on each side of the computer) let you attach a commercially available antitheft device to the computer.

  • Page 17: Back View, Ac Adapter Connector

    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 Back View Fan Exhausts HINT: The computer turns on the fan only when the computer gets hot. It may run most of the time or very seldom, depending on your use of the computer.

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    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 HINT: Although the AC adapter works worldwide, power connectors vary among countries. Before using the AC adapter in a foreign country, you may need to obtain a new power cable designed for use with the electrical outlets in that country.

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    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 Use these connectors to attach USB-compatible devices such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, or scanner to your computer. Serial Connector Use this connector to attach a serial device to the computer.

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    A Tour of Your Computer : Dell Inspiron 8100 Use this connector to attach PS/2-compatible devices such as a mouse, keyboard, or external numeric keypad to your computer. Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/tour.htm (18 of 18) [2/28/2004 7:37:11 AM]...

  • Page 21: Power Conservation, Power Conservation Modes, Standby Mode

    Power Conservation : Dell Inspiron 8100 Back to Contents Page Power Conservation Dell™ Inspiron™ 8100 Conservation Tips Power Conservation Modes Power Options Properties Conservation Tips You automatically conserve battery power each time you attach your computer to an electrical outlet. When the AC adapter is attached, the battery is charged while the computer uses AC power.

  • Page 22: Hibernate Mode

    Power Conservation : Dell Inspiron 8100 standby mode. To activate standby mode: Click the Start button, click Shut down, click Stand by, and then click OK. Press the power button or the power conservation key combination, <Fn><Suspend>, that you programmed (via the Advanced tab).

  • Page 23: Power Options Properties, Power Schemes Tab

    Power Conservation : Dell Inspiron 8100 Hibernate mode requires a special file on your hard drive with enough disk space to store the contents of the computer memory. Dell creates an appropriately sized hibernate mode file before shipping the computer to you.

  • Page 24: Alarms Tab, Power Meter Tab, Advanced Tab

    When you receive your computer, the Lower battery alarm and Critical battery alarm check boxes are selected. Dell recommends that you continue to use these defaults. Power Meter Tab The Power Meter tab displays the current power source and amount of battery charge remaining.

  • Page 25: Hibernate Tab

    Power Conservation : Dell Inspiron 8100 Hibernate Tab The Hibernate tab lets you enable hibernate mode by clicking the Enable hibernate support check box. Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/power.htm (5 of 5) [2/28/2004 7:37:12 AM]...

  • Page 26: Solving Problems, Accessing Help Files

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8100 Back to Contents Page Solving Problems Dell™ Inspiron™ 8100 Accessing Help Files Unexpected Characters Power Problems Drive Problems Start-Up Error Messages Network Problems Video and Display Problems Windows® Error Messages Sound and Speaker General Program Problems...

  • Page 27: Power Problems

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8100 To access Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Help 1. Click the Start button and then click Help. 2. Click the Search tab. 3. Type a word or phrase that describes your problem and then click List Topics.

  • Page 28: Video And Display Problems, If The Display Is Blank

    Start-Up Error Messages Operating system not found— Contact Dell for technical assistance. See "Contacting Dell" in the Dell Solutions Guide that came with your computer for contact information. Insert bootable media— The operating system is trying to boot to a nonbootable floppy disk or CD. Insert a bootable floppy disk or Non-system disk error—...

  • Page 29: If The Display Is Difficult To Read

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8100 Check the power light— When the power light is lit or blinking, the computer has power. If the power light is blinking, the computer is in standby mode—press the power button to exit standby mode. If the power light is off, press the power button.

  • Page 30: Sound And Speaker Problems, Integrated Speakers, External Speakers

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8100 Adjust the Windows display settings— 1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel. 2. Double-click the Display icon and then click the Settings tab. 3. Try different settings for Colors and Screen area.

  • Page 31: Printer Problems, If You Cannot Print To A Parallel Port Printer

    If you cannot print to a parallel port printer Verify the printer cable connections— Ensure that the printer cable is connected (see "Connecting a Printer" in the Dell Solutions Guide that came with your computer). Test the electrical outlet— Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.

  • Page 32: If You Cannot Print To A Usb Printer

    2. Ensure that the Print to the following port: setting is LPT1 (Printer Port). Reinstall the printer driver— See "Installing the Printer Driver" in the Dell Solutions Guide that came with your computer. If you cannot print to a USB printer Verify the printer cable connections— Ensure that the printer cable is connected correctly.

  • Page 33: Modem Problems

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8100 Modem Problems NOTICE: Connect the modem to an analog telephone wall jack only. Connecting the modem to a digital telephone network damages the modem. Check the telephone jack— Disconnect the telephone line from the modem and connect it to a telephone. Listen for a dial tone.

  • Page 34: Scanner Problems, Touch Pad Problems, External Keyboard Problems

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8100 Scanner Problems Check the power cable connection— Ensure that the scanner power cable is firmly connected to a working electrical power source and that the scanner is turned on. Check the scanner cable connection—...

  • Page 35: Unexpected Characters, Drive Problems, If You Cannot Save A File To A Floppy Disk

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8100 Unexpected Characters Disable the numeric keypad— Press the <Num Lk> key to disable the numeric keypad. Verify that the numbers lock light is not lit. Drive Problems HINT: For information on saving files to a floppy disk, see the...

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    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8100 If you cannot play a music CD or install a program from a CD HINT: High-speed CD drive vibration is normal and may cause noise. This noise does not indicate a defect in the drive or the CD.

  • Page 37: If You Cannot Play A Dvd Movie, If You Have A Hard Drive Problem

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8100 If you have one CD in the fixed optical drive and one CD in the media bay drive— Identify which CD is not playing: 1. Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop. 2. Double-click the drive letter of the device the you are verifying.

  • Page 38: Network Problems

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8100 Check the hard drive for errors— Windows Me: Click the Start button, point to Programs—> Accessories—> System Tools, and then click ScanDisk. Windows 2000: 1. Double-click the My Computer icon. 2. Right-click the Local Disk icon and then click Properties.

  • Page 39: General Program Problems

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8100 x:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready— Insert a disk into the drive and try again. A filename cannot contain any of the following characters: \ / : * ? " < > |—...

  • Page 40: A Program Crashes, A Program Stops Responding, A Solid Blue Screen Appears

    E-Mail Problems Review "Sending and Receiving E-mail"— See "Setting Up" in the Dell Solutions Guide that came with your computer. Ensure that you are connected to the Internet— With the Outlook Express e-mail program open, click File. If Work Offline has a check next to it, click the check to remove it and connect to the Internet.

  • Page 41: If Your Computer Gets Wet

    CAUTION: Perform this procedure only after you are certain that it is safe to do so. If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, Dell recommends that you turn off AC power at the circuit breaker before attempting to remove the power cables from the electrical outlet. Use the utmost caution when removing wet cables from a live power source.

  • Page 42: If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer, Resolving Other Technical Problems

    15. Turn on the computer and verify that it is working properly. If the computer does not start, or if you cannot identify the damaged components, contact Dell for technical assistance. See "Contacting Dell" in the Dell Solutions Guide that came with your computer for contact information.

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    E-mail Dell— Go to http://support.dell.com and then click E- Mail Dell in the Communicate list. Send an e-mail message to Dell about your problem; you can expect to receive an e-mail message from Dell within hours.

  • Page 44: System Specifications

    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8100 Back to Contents Page System Specifications Dell™ Inspiron™ 8100 Microprocessor Keyboard System Information Touch Pad PC Card Track Stick Memory Modem Ports and Connectors Battery Video AC Adapter Audio Environmental Display Fixed Optical Drives...

  • Page 45: Ports And Connectors

    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8100 Graphics bus width 32-bit AGP 4X cable bus PC Card CardBus controller Texas Instruments PCI 4450/4451 CardBus controller PC Card connectors two (supports two Type I or Type II cards or one Type III card) Cards supported 3.3 V and 5 V...

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    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8100 Serial 9-pin connector; 16550C- compatible, 16-byte buffer connector Parallel unidirectional (standard AT), bidirectional, or ECP connector Video VGA connector Audio stereo (line-in) mini connector; microphone mini connector; headphone/speakers (line- out) mini connector PS/2 keyboard/mouse...

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    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8100 Video type 256-bit hardware- accelerated video support Data bus 4X AGP Video controller NVIDIA GeForce2 Go™ Video memory 16 MB and 32 MB (maximum) LCD interface LVDS TV support NTSC or PAL in S-video and...

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    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8100 Controls brightness can be controlled through key combinations Keyboard Number of keys 87 (U.S., Canada, and locations that use traditional Chinese); 88 (Europe); 90 (Japan) Key travel 2.7 ± 0.3 to 0.4 mm (0.11 ±...

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    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8100 Supply current 25 mA (maximum operating current) for track stick and touch pad combined in accordance with IEC-801- Track Stick Interface PS/2 compatible X/Y position resolution 250 count/sec @ 100 gf (graphics table mode) Size protrudes 0.5 mm higher...

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    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8100 Dimensions: Depth 88.5 mm (3.48 inches) Height 21.5 mm (0.83 inch) Width 139.0 mm (5.47 inches) Weight 8 cell; 0.39 kg (0.87 lb) Voltage 14.8 VDC Charge time (approximate): Computer on 2.5 hours Computer off...

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    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8100 Depth 133.85 mm (5.25 inches) Weight (with cables) 0.4 kg (0.9 lb) Temperature range: Operating 0º to 40ºC (32º to 104ºF) Storage –40º to 65ºC (–40º to 149ºF) Environmental Temperature range: Operating 0º to 35ºC (32º to 95ºF) Storage –40º...

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    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8100 Altitude (maximum): Operating –15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft) Storage –15.2 to 10,668 m (–50 to 35,000 ft) Fixed Optical Drives Supported drives 12.5-mm drives: CD, CD- RW, and DVD Back to Contents Page...

  • Page 53: Reinstalling Software

    If you ever need to reinstall any of these drivers, you can use the Dell™ Drivers and Utilities CD that came with your computer. Often, device problems can be corrected by reinstalling the appropriate drivers. Also, hardware manufacturers frequently provide updated drivers that support feature enhancements or that correct problems.

  • Page 54: Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities

    HINT: For more information on using the operating system installed on your computer by Dell, see the operating system documentation that came with your computer. You can also access system tools and documentation from http://support.dell.com by entering your service tag or Express Service Code...

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    Reinstalling Software : Dell Inspiron 8100 A link appears for the specific driver or utility used by your computer. 7. Click the link to display the Languages screen. 8. Click your preferred language for the driver or utility (if available) or click Multiple.

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    Reinstalling Software : Dell Inspiron 8100 beneath Other Devices. If you are reinstalling a modem, click PCI Communication Device. If you are reinstalling a network adapter, click PCI Ethernet Controller. 6. Click the Properties button. 7. Click the Reinstall Driver button.

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    1. Turn on the computer, and enter the system setup program as directed by a Dell technical support representative. 2. In the system setup program Boot menu, change the boot sequence so that the CD or DVD drive boots first as directed by a Dell technical support file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/drivers.htm (5 of 9) [2/28/2004 7:37:15 AM]...

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    Reinstalling Software : Dell Inspiron 8100 representative. Then place the Operating System CD in the drive and close the drive tray. 3. Exit the system setup program. 4. At the Welcome window, click OK. 5. Double-click Refresh Windows OS. 6. Click OK.

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    Reinstalling Software : Dell Inspiron 8100 Windows user name and password, click OK. Otherwise, type your user name and password in the appropriate fields, and then click OK. 16. If the Date/Time Properties window appears, adjust the date and time properties, click Apply, and then click OK.

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    Reinstalling Software : Dell Inspiron 8100 5. When the Windows 2000 Setup window appears, ensure that the To setup Win2000 now, press ENTER option is highlighted. Then press <Enter>. 6. Read the information in the License Agreement window, and then press <F8>...

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    Reinstalling Software : Dell Inspiron 8100 Enabling Hibernate Support 1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and click Control Panel. 2. Double-click the Power Options icon. 3. Click the Hibernate tab. 4. Ensure that Enable hibernate support is selected, and click Apply.

  • Page 62: System Setup Program, Standard Settings

    System Setup Program : Dell Inspiron 8100 Back to Contents Page System Setup Program Dell™ Inspiron™ 8100 Standard Settings System Setup Program Pages Viewing the System Setup Program Pages Standard Settings The system setup program contains the standard settings for your computer.

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    Viewing the System Setup Program Pages 1. Turn on (or restart) your computer. 2. When the Dell™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately. If you wait too long and the Windows® logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.

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    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8100 Back to Contents Page Ports and Connector Pin-Outs Dell™ Inspiron™ 8100 Serial Connector Parallel Connector PS/2 Connector USB Connectors S-Video TV-Out Connector Video Connector Docking Connector IEEE-1394 Connector Serial Connector Signal RXDA TXDA file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/pinouts.htm (1 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:37:17 AM]...

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    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8100 Shell N/A Parallel Connector Pin Signal Signal STB#/5V BUSY/MTR# PDO/INDEX# PE/WDATA# PD1/TRK0# SLCT/WGATE# PD2/WP# AFDF# PD3/RDATA# ERROR#HDSEL# PD4/DSKCHG# 16 INIT#/DIR# PD5F SLCT_IN#STEP# file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/pinouts.htm (2 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:37:17 AM]...

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    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8100 PD6F 18-23 GND PD7F ACK#/DRV# PS/2 Connector Signal DAT_KBD DAT_SM1 PS2VCC CLK_KBD CLK_SM1 Shell N/A file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/pinouts.htm (3 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:37:17 AM]...

  • Page 67

    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8100 USB Connectors Pin Signal –Data +Data Ground S-Video TV-Out Connector file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/pinouts.htm (4 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:37:17 AM]...

  • Page 68

    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8100 Pin Signal DLUMA-L DCRMA-L SPDIF DCMPS-L SPGND Video Connector file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/pinouts.htm (5 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:37:17 AM]...

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    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8100 Signal GREEN BLUE CRTVCC M-SEN# DAT_DDC2 HSYNC VSYNC CLK_DDC2 Shell N/A file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/pinouts.htm (6 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:37:17 AM]...

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    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8100 Docking Connector Pin Signal Pin Signal Pin Signal Pin Signal STRB#/5V HSYNC 101 VGA_GRN 151 GND VSYNC 102 GND 152 CLK_SPCI 103 VGA_RED 153 GND DOCKED 104 GND 154 SAD0 USB_VD1+ 105 VGA_BLU...

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    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8100 QPCIEN# +12V 118 SPERR# 168 SAD12 S1.6M_EN# AFD# 119 SLOCK# 169 GND DFDD/LPT# ERROR# 120 SSTOP# 170 SAD13 ACK# 121 GND 171 SAD14 122 SDEVSEL# 172 SAD15 INIT# 123 STRDY# 173 SAD16...

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    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8100 DOCK_+DC_IN RXD0# 145 SRDATA# 195 GND DOCK_+DC_IN DCD0 146 SINDEX# 196 NC DOCK_+DC_IN 147 GND 197 NC DOCK_+DC_IN +5VSUS 148 NC 198 NC 149 +5VALW 199 NC LOW_PWR 100 NC 150 NC...

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    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8100 file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/pinouts.htm (10 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:37:17 AM]...

  • Page 74: Removing And Replacing Parts, Preparing To Work Inside The Computer

    Preparing to Work Inside the Computer NOTICE: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage or inoperability due to servicing not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. NOTICE: Unless otherwise noted, each procedure in this manual assumes that a part can be replaced by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.

  • Page 75

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 1. Make sure that the work surface is clean to prevent scratching the computer cover. 2. Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. HINT: Make sure the computer is turned off and not in standby or hibernate mode.

  • Page 76: Recommended Tools, Screw Identification

    If the computer is running Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition (Me), you need to download the operating system update utility for Windows Me from http://support.dell.com and install it before you upgrade the BIOS. Screw Identification Before removing and replacing components, photocopy the screw placemat as a tool to lay out and keep track of the screws.

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    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: When reinstalling a screw, you must use a screw of the correct diameter and length. Make sure that the screw is properly aligned with its corresponding hole, and avoid over tightening.

  • Page 78: System Components

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Display Bezel:Rubber Display Panel to Video screw covers (4 Display Mounting Card:M2.5 x 8 each)Plastic screw Bracket:M2 x 3 mm (6 mm (3 each) covers (2 each)M2.5 x 4 each) mm (6 each)

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  • Page 80: Removing The Hard Drive

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Hard Drive NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 81: Replacing The Hard Drive

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: The disk drive is very sensitive to shock. Handle the assembly by its edges (do not squeeze the top of the hard drive case), and avoid dropping it. 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the...

  • Page 82

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 83: Media Bay Devices, Removing Media Bay Devices, Memory Modules, Removing The Memory Module Cover

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Media Bay Devices NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 84: Removing Memory Modules

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Make sure that the work surface is clean to prevent scratching the computer cover. NOTICE: Handle memory modules with care. Do not touch the components on a module. Hold a module by its edges.

  • Page 85: Replacing Memory Modules

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 1. Remove the memory module cover. 2. To release a memory module from its connector, spread apart the tabs at each side of the module until the module pops up slightly. 3. Lift the memory module out of its connector.

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    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 3. Pivot the memory module down until it clicks into place. If you do not hear a click, remove the module and reinstall it. 4. Insert the metal tabs on the memory module cover into the bottom case assembly.

  • Page 87

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 3. To release the Mini PCI card assembly, spread the metal securing tabs until the assembly pops up slightly. 4. Disconnect the assembly from the wiring harness or internal antenna. 5. Lift out the assembly and disconnect any attached cables.

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    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/remove.htm (15 of 56) [2/28/2004 7:37:23 AM]...

  • Page 89: Keyboard Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: If a wireless network adapter card contains two mini-coax antenna connectors, connect the mini-coax cable to the outermost antenna connector as shown. NOTICE: If you are installing a wireless network adapter, fold and tuck the unused wiring harness into the slot so that it does not interfere with the cover.

  • Page 90: Removing The Keyboard Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 91

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Be careful when handling the keyboard. The keycaps are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. 4. Insert a pry stick under the blank key to pry up the keyboard. 5. Lift the right end of the keyboard, and slide it slightly to the right to disengage the tabs at the left end.

  • Page 92: Replacing The Keyboard Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 7. Disconnect the keyboard cable and lay the keyboard assembly aside. Replacing the Keyboard Assembly 1. While bracing the keyboard assembly upright on its left end, connect the keyboard cable to the interface connector on the system board.

  • Page 93

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 3. Check that the keyboard is correctly installed. The keys should be flush with the left and right surfaces of the palm rest. 4. Reinstall the four screws in the holes labeled "circle K."...

  • Page 94: Removing The Hinge Cover, Removing The Display Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 95

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 1. Remove the hinge cover. 2. Remove the M2.5 x 6-mm screw that secures the flex cable to the strain relief, and then use the pull loop to remove the flex cable from the video card.

  • Page 96

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: When reconnecting the flex cable, press down on both ends of the connector, not in the middle. Pressing the middle of the connector can damage fragile components. 3. Open the display and remove the two screws (marked with a "circle D") that secure the display assembly to the bottom case assembly.

  • Page 97

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/remove.htm (24 of 56) [2/28/2004 7:37:23 AM]...

  • Page 98: Removing The Display Panel

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer. Removing the Display Assembly Bezel 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the...

  • Page 99

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: When reconnecting the flex cable, press down on both ends of the connector, not in the middle. Pressing the middle of the connector can damage fragile components. 3. Remove the display assembly bezel.

  • Page 100: Replacing The Display Panel

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Replacing the Display Panel HINT: Use a magnetic screwdriver to reassemble the display panel in the display. 1. Connect the flex cable to the two connectors on the back of the display panel.

  • Page 101

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 3. Reinstall the M2.5 x 4-mm screw that secures the flex-cable mounting bracket to the top cover. 4. Starting on the left side, use a magnetic screwdriver to reinstall the six M2 x 3- mm screws that secure the display panel in the top cover.

  • Page 102: Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: When reconnecting the flex cable, press down on both ends of the connector, not in the middle. Pressing the middle of the connector can damage fragile components. 3. Remove the display assembly bezel.

  • Page 103

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 104: Microprocessor Module

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer." 2. Remove the keyboard assembly. 3. Remove the hinge cover. NOTICE: To ensure maximum cooling for the microprocessor, do not touch the heat transfer areas on the thermal cooling assembly.

  • Page 105: Removing The Microprocessor Module

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 106: Replacing The Microprocessor Module

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: When removing the microprocessor module, pull the module straight up. Do not bend the pins. 5. Remove the microprocessor module. NOTICE: To avoid damaging the microprocessor when removing the cam lock screw, hold the screwdriver so that it is perpendicular to the microprocessor.

  • Page 107

    If the computer is running Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition (Me), you need to download the operating system update utility for Windows Me from http://support.dell.com and install it before you upgrade the BIOS. NOTICE: Proper seating of the microprocessor module does not require force.

  • Page 108: Video Card

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  • Page 109: Removing The Video Card

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 110: Replacing The Video Card, Palm Rest Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: When reconnecting the flex cable, press down on both ends of the connector, not in the middle. Pressing the middle of the connector can damage fragile components. Replacing the Video Card 1.

  • Page 111

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 1. If the computer is connected (docked) to an advanced port replicator (APR), undock it. 2. Keep the display open, and tilt the computer back so that you can access the bottom of the computer.

  • Page 112: Removing The Palm Rest Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 6. Remove the palm rests. 7. To replace a palm rest, insert it into the slots on the computer. Then press along the outside edges of the palm rest until it snaps into place.

  • Page 113

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 114

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: To avoid damaging the palm rest assembly, you must first remove the display assembly. 6. Turn the computer over. 7. Remove the nine M2.5 x 20-mm screws (labeled with a "circle P") that secure the palm rest to the computer.

  • Page 115: Reserve Battery, Removing The Reserve Battery

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 10. Carefully lift out the palm rest assembly. Reserve Battery NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 116

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 3. Remove the hinge cover. 4. Remove the display assembly. 5. Remove the palm rest assembly. 6. On the underside of the palm rest, disconnect the flex cable from the ZIF connector.

  • Page 117: Replacing The Reserve Battery, System Board Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 10. Remove the reserve battery: a. Pry the reserve battery free from the metal palm rest bracket. b. Remove the foam-pad remnants from the palm rest bracket. Replacing the Reserve Battery 1. Seat the reserve battery and press it into place.

  • Page 118

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 119: Removing The System Board

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: After replacing the microprocessor module, update the BIOS using a flash BIOS update program floppy disk or CD that came with the replacement microprocessor. Removing the System Board 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the...

  • Page 120

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Battery and Media Bay Latch Assemblies file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/remove.htm (47 of 56) [2/28/2004 7:37:23 AM]...

  • Page 121

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 122

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer." 2. Remove the keyboard assembly. 3. Remove the hinge cover. 4. Remove the display assembly. 5. Remove the palm rest assembly.

  • Page 123

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 124: Led Board

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Replacing the Battery Charger Board Align the screw holes on the battery charger board with the screw holes on the bottom case assembly, and then press the battery charger board down into its connector.

  • Page 125: Removing The Led Board, Replacing The Led Board, Fan Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer. Removing the LED Board 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the...

  • Page 126

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 127

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 RJ-11/RJ-45 Board NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 128

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 connector cutout. Removing the RJ-11/RJ-45 Board 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer." 2. Remove the system board. 3. Remove the M2.5 x 4-mm screw from the RJ-11/RJ-45 board.

  • Page 129

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/8100/remove.htm (56 of 56) [2/28/2004 7:37:23 AM]...

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